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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 17, 2010 12:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Los Lobos - career low (ha!)

Career highs: Nabbing Grammy awards for their Mexican American inspired, “Mariachi Suite”, “Anselma”, and the album, La Pistola y El Corazon; playing the music of Chicano rock pioneer Richie Valens on the soundtrack to the biopic La Bamba, and earning a Number One record in 1987 with the title track; opening shows for the Grateful Dead, recording their “Bertha” for a tribute album in 1991 and connecting with a whole new dedicated fanbase; and performing at the White House in 2009. In September, new friend Robert Plant will lead off his highly anticipated solo album with the Lobos song, “Angel Dance.”

Career lows: Having to play “La Bamba” night after night to keep the customers satisfied (they rarely play it these days), and fielding similarly aggressive audience requests for “Bertha” at the insistence of gnarly Deadheads.
http://www.crawdaddy.com/index.php/2010/08/11/what-makes-a-legend-los-lobos/?utm_source=NL&;utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=100817adsubj

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Poster: Edsel Date: Aug 17, 2010 1:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Los Lobos - career low (ha!)

Really, these guys have their own music, and it is quite good. David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas are vastly under rated guitarists.

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Poster: chrispbass Date: Aug 17, 2010 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Los Lobos - career low (ha!)

Hidalgo is a great guitar player. They definitely have their own sound.
Colossal Head is a great album.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Aug 17, 2010 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Los Lobos - career low (ha!)

hey BD, another Los Lobos high point, perhaps, is the band's contribution of the 'Alone In The Crowd' J. Thunders cover on the tribute album 'I Only Wrote This Song For You' [1995], and sung by Louie Perez, the LL drummer at the time ... a fantastic cover by the way, and i'm not 100% certain, but is this a rare (or only) lead vocals by Perez? i remember thinking when i first heard the track that it sure sounds different than what i was familiar with of Los Lobos (not a huge LL fan by the way, but have seen them a couple of times late '80s, and completely respect them as a band, even despite the white house performance)

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Poster: buscameby Date: Aug 18, 2010 8:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Los Lobos - career low (ha!)

I saw them in Boulder last summer with Los Lonely Boys both bands were great I think they have gotten tighter and more expressive in the last few years and I've been going to their shows for 15-20 years.

I hope they keep playin as long as it feels right to them.

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Poster: spring mountain high Date: Aug 18, 2010 6:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Los Lobos - career low (ha!)

i went to school at whittier and used to run into these guys around town all the time...chill bros

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Aug 17, 2010 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Los Lobos - career low (ha!)

We all know how "Deadheads" can be...
Sense of entitlement?!?

"Just Another Band From East L.A." -- CLASSIC!